AID Atlanta celebrates with fundraiser [photos]

Add this share

VIEW PHOTOS | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with AID Atlanta LOOP

imageSomeone never bothered to tell AID Atlanta that Cinco de Mayo is an excuse to be festive, not so serious. But the non-profit didn’t get the message and spent the Mexican holiday raising bucks. Big bucks.

The organization feted its supporters and major donors on Wednesday during its Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with AID Atlanta LOOP event. In the process, the group raised more than $12,000. Not bad for a day known more for its tequila-fueled hangovers, not supporting needy causes.

The evening, held in a private residence in Ansley Park, also attracted two state lawmakers — gay-friendly Republican Mike Jacobs and progressive Democrat Margaret Kaiser. Jacobs scored a win during the recent Gold Dome session by working to pass an anti-bullying measure that was backed by Georgia Equality and a host of other groups. (The measure now awaits the signature of Gov. Sonny Perdue.)

imageAlso at the event were two political candidates: Lesbian and longtime LGBT activist Joan Garner (top photo), who is campaigning for an open spot on the Fulton County Commission, and Graham Balch, who is hoping to unseat one of the legislature’s most pro-gay allies, Sen Vincent Fort.

The event was designed for members of AID Atlanta’s LOOP, which is the agency’s program for donors who contribute more than $1,200 a year.

Photos by Sher Pruitt


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...